The ORTOVOX S1+ transceiver is used as a beacon to locate an individual in the event of avalanche burial. The flip-case design transceiver is black with green accent stripes on the top sides. ORTOVOX and S1+ are printed on the top of the device. In the open/receive position the top half of the transceiver displays a blue screen with green border that displays an image and distance reading of the buried individual. The transceivers measure about 5 inches long by 3 inches wide by 1 inch thick in the closed/transmit position. All transceivers manufactured from 2010 through 2014 are included in the recall. The manufacture date is printed inside the battery door on the back of the transceiver with a roman numeral representing the quarter of the year and a two digit number referring to the year.
Consumers should stop using the recalled S1+ transceiver beacons immediately and return them to ORTOVOX for a free repair.
Outdoor specialty retailers, ski shops and directly nationwide from July 2010 through April 2015 for about $490.
Deuter USA, of Longmont, Colo.
Ortovox, of Taufkirchen, Germany